There are many benefits of drinking water and keeping your body properly hydrated.
The purpose of this page is to explain how keeping your body hydrated will result in a faster metabolism, but I will also touch on some of the other benefits of sufficient hydration.
Research documented in the December 2003 edition of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism concluded that maintaining proper bodily hydration can increase one’s metabolic rate by as much as 30% within 10 minutes of drinking 17 ounces of water. This heightened metabolic rate will also be maintained at this elevated level for up to 40 minutes.
A large portion of the increase in calorie burn after consuming water is due to heat transferring from your body to the water. Since your body’s equilibrium temperature is much higher than the water you consume, after drinking cold water, your body transfers its heat to the water until the consumed water is brought up to equal your body’s temperature.
This process forces your body too burn additional calories in order to produce heat and recover the heat energy lost to the heating of the water.
Therefore, for you to get the highest metabolism boost from drinking water, you should make sure that you are drinking water that is ice cold whenever possible.
Maintaining a 30% higher metabolism throughout the day will result in hundreds of extra calories burned every week and will enable you to reach your fat loss goals in less time – just by drinking water.
Other Benefits of Proper Hydration
2/3 of the human body is water and the cells in the human body operate at their maximum potential when they are properly hydrated. If you want your cells to operate as efficiently as possible you should consume at least one gallon of water every day.
This may seem like a lot, but if you drink 16 ounces of water with every meal, you will have consumed half of a gallon just during meal times.
Some of the other most notable benefits of drinking water include:
Strengthened Immune System
Better Brain Function
Prevention of Headaches and Backaches